Vegetable Stock

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    2 qt

    • Difficulty


Appears in

V is for Vegan

By Kerstin Rodgers

Published 2015

  • About

Excellent stock can be eaten without anything else, as a pure essence of vegetable clear soup. It becomes a broth when other elements are included such as solid vegetables, rice, pasta, or beans. You could start a couple of days beforehand with a bowl for scraps of other meals to use in your stock.


  • 2 to 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 to 2 large onions, unpeeled, chopped
  • 1 lb [


Put the oil, onions, carrots, and celery in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat and sauté them briefly. Then add the garlic, bay leaf, black peppercorns, and water. Cook for 1 hour, and then add the salt and soy or other sauce, and the parsley. Simmer for another 30 minutes.

Using a chinois (a special conical, fine-meshed sieve) or a sieve lined with a piece of cheesecloth